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In The Studio with Jon Knowles is an instructional art program unlike any ever produced • Jon Knowles, creator of various award winning productions, will take viewers into the worlds of traditional art and digital computer technology • Developing strong drawing skills is the heart of Jon's teaching philosophy • His goal is to emphasize fundamental concepts in drawing and painting while utilizing the latest in graphic software • This combination of skills is essential for success • Episodes are project based and include hours of on camera instruction and production, helping the viewer to better understand the sometimes difficult task of digital illustration, amination and special effects • 13 Live Action Videos • © 1999

Episode 1: Drawing the Human Face
Illustrates drawing the face of a girl from a black and white photograph •Professional artist Jon Knowles does a quick, seven minute sketch and scans the drawing into the computer • After a brief discussion of 2D graphics painting programs, Knowles opens Fractal Painter and "digitally" paints the rough sketch he previously created • © 1999
Item number: NIM-143-1-V53
Item number: (Video)
Price: $99.95

Episode 2: Cartooning
Creating original, humorous drawings is the goal of this show • Knowles starts with all of the basic shapes & discusses the necessity of exaggeration and minimalization • Features will be drawn and studied, with a focus on expression & character traits • After the design is complete, Knowles scans & paints cartoon using Metacreations Fractal Painter & Adobe's Photoshop • © 1999
Item number: NIM-143-2-V53
Item number: (30 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $99.95

Episode 3: Caricatures
Using photographs, Knowles discusses "observation" • Looking at a person's face and breaking down the components is a skill that can be learned •Knowles draws a self portrait in caricature from a photograph • The final color touches come with the help of Photoshop and Fractal Painter • © 1999
Item number: NIM-143-3-V53
Item number: (30 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $99.95

Episode 4: Character Design
In this episode, Jon will conceive and create original characters that will be used in an actual production •From age, race, history, and visual look, Knowles will sketch, detail, scan and paint the character • © 1999
Item number: NIM-143-4-V53
Item number: (30 min. Live Video)
Price: $99.95

Episode 5: Dynamic Anatomy
A brief anatomic overview will be presented & discussed; & both male & female models will be drawn and studied • Skeletal and muscular systems, light and shadow are also discussed in this session as Jon paints a monochromatic figure using two light sources • © 1999
Item number: NIM-143-5-V53
Item number: (30 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $99.95

Episode 6: Photorealism
In order to create "photorealistic" artwork, one must study "photographs" • Knowles will talk about the use of a variety of tones by studying a black and white photo • Knowles will create a photorealistic pencil drawing, complete with blurred background, soft edges and tight detail • The photorealistic work of Daniel Moore will be viewed and discussed as well• © 1999
Item number: NIM-143-6-V53
Item number: (30 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $99.95

Episode 7: Graphic Design & Illustration
Layout & composition will be the focus as Knowles creates a magazine cover and title page using QuarkXPress •Taking elements and organizing them into a coherent design is the fundamental goal of the lesson •The images on the cover will be created in Fractal Painter, modified in Photoshop, then saved & imported into Quark •The final output will be saved on a disk for the printers • © 1999
Item number: NIM-143-7-V53
Item number: (30 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $99.95

Episode 8: Storyboards & Sequential Art
Movies, comicbooks & television commercials all start with a script and storyboard • Knowles will write a short scenario for a national 30 second television spot • From the initial concept to the final storyboard production, students will see the creative process • Subjects such as point of view, camera movement, lighting and directions will be addressed in the show • © 1999
Item number: NIM-143-8-V53
Item number: (30 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $99.95

Episode 9: Special FX
This episode will be a "tips & tricks" show that will include artistic techniques on a variety of subjects • Knowles starts with reflective textures in pencil, then moves on to rough, bumpy surfaces • Students will learn how to draw a super detailed water drop complete with reflections & refractive properties • Knowles will then enter the digital world by creating glowing and flaring effects in Photoshop • The final segment is on "digital compositing", using a greenscreen to blend real and virtual elements into a scene • Knowles also uses a digital painting & a digital set created in 3D Studio Max • © 1999
Item number: NIM-143-9-V53
Item number: (30 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $99.95

Episode 10: 3D Animation & Computer Graphics
State of the art hardware and software will be implemented in this cutting edge episode of In the Studio •Using Discreet's 3D Studio Max, Knowles demonstrates the creative power of CGI • Beginning with a logo concept, Knowles models, maps, lights and animates a full 3D generated log flyby • Also, character creation and lipsyncing will be discussed and demonstrated • © 1999
Item number: NIM-143-10-V53
Item number: (30 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $99.95

Episode 11: Painting
Understanding the different kinds of paints, characteristics of each and learning about the various brushes is the heart of this episode •Jon sketches a portrait on a canvas and blocks in the skin tones with acrylics • © 1999
Item number: NIM-143-11-V53
Item number: (30 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $99.95

Episode 12: Web Design
Jon discusses the vast opportunity the internet represents and how some basic web design knowledge can get your work seen by millions of people • He builds a very basic web page using Photoshop & Dreamweaver • Adding text, graphics & links will be demonstrated • © 1999
Item number: NIM-143-12-V53
Item number: (30 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $99.95

Episode 13: Hardware and Software
It can be very confusing for a beginning digital artist • The vast array of system configurations make purchasing and learning software a very serious investment • Jon Knowles walks thru several of the most popular graphic packages available •From desktop publishing to full 3D animation, the software is discussed & briefly demonstrated • © 1999
Item number: NIM-143-13-V53
Item number: (30 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $99.95

Complete In the Studio with Jon Knowles-Save Over Price: $300
Item number: NIM-143-1-13-V53
(Thirteen - 30 min. Live Action Videos)
Price: $995.95

 


Graphic Communication's Past & Future Video Series
Scanners & Color Theory
Item number: NIM-119-01-V53
Item number: (60 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Papers for Printing
Item number: NIM-119-02-V53
Item number: (60 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Papers for Printing
Item number: NIM-119-02-V53
Item number: (60 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Layout and Composition
Item number: NIM-119-03-V53
Item number: (25 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Desktop Publishing
Item number: NIM-119-04-V53
Item number: (60 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Basic Stripping
Item number: NIM-119-05-V53
Item number: (14 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Color Stripping I
Item number: NIM-119-06-V53
Item number: (56 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Color Stripping II
Item number: NIM-119-07-V53
Item number: (23 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Paste-up
Item number: NIM-119-08-V53
Item number: (60 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95

Duplicator Press
Item number: NIM-119-09-V53
Item number: (13 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95

Step & Repeat Made Easy
Item number: NIM-119-10-V53
Item number: (29 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Basic Camera
Item number: NIM-119-11-V53
Item number: (60 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Halftoning
Item number: NIM-119-12-V53
Item number: (15 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Buying Printing
Item number: NIM-119-13-V53
Item number: (31 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Camera Ready Copy
Item number: NIM-119-14-V53
Item number: (21 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Camera Ready Copy
Item number: NIM-119-14-V53
Item number: (21 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Plates and Platemaking
Item number: NIM-119-16-V53
Item number: (13 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Processor Maintenance
Item number: NIM-119-17-V53
Item number: (13 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Basically Business I
Item number: NIM-119-18-V53
Item number: (31 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Basically Business II
Item number: NIM-119-19-V53
Item number: (17 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
Sales Training I
Item number: NIM-119-20-V53
Item number: (17 min. Live Action Video)
Price: $89.95
 

Graphic Communication's Past & Future Series-Save Price: $300
Item number: NIM-119-01-20-V53
(20 Live Action Videos-Guides included with all titles)
Price: $1495.00

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